Wednesday, 7 January 2015

Help end medicine poverty

Our charity is a member of the Prescription Charges Coalition who work tirelessly to help people with long-term conditions such as Hughes syndrome/APS.

The NHS prescription charge has long been a contentious issue. This charge has been abolished in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, leaving patients in England alone in the UK in having to pay for their prescriptions.  Although there are many exemptions from the prescription charge, these appear illogical and unfair.

A survey by the BMJ in 2015 found that almost 90% of health professionals say prescription charges deter patients from collecting medicines, yet still the government refuses to change the system in England.

Please help medicine poverty by signing this petition. 

1 comment:

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